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working meals not social occasions winston churchill loved them. he used the hour the sphoant educate others about the policy to persuade them to go along and learn from the guests the latest and political social goes gossip and get news from around the world. there was no 24-news cycle in those dais. private reports of well-placed guests were often the best source of what was going on in se the soviet union. his guests came from all walks of life both during the war they were mainly military and politicians british and american. and when winston churchill felt he could tolerate it he had to dine with charles. but there was always a purpose to the dinners toed a van his country's interest to explain, cajole, to learn, to exchange information, it was the conversation that mattered. the setting the table and the food were the stage which he would perform. here are two examples examples with important dib -- inners. white house in december of 1911 and a second one in 1942 when winston churchill after the grueling and dangerous flights to avoid german fighters in the air flew to moscow to
of the baby boom generation. and we have a 12 from kindergarten education system. it is not too late. we have about that kind of timeframe in order to start moving. if we don't move soon, it becomes almost impossible to fix this without upheaval. i happen to actually be fairly optimistic. i do think two things. i think the american sense of life, americans fundamentally don't like big government. when times seem to be moving the wrong direction, sometimes we are surprised. i think this is a nice caviar. the biggest thing that we have going for us is that we have the best ideas. the bad news is that things have railed over and over again. people tell me how surprised they were when the soviet union failed. but communism always fails. it did not surprise me at all. the question is when it does, will we be there with the right ideas to move the country in the right direction. even though i think we will win because we have the right ideas. in regards to individual objects, i think we had problems economically and problems in deviations of politics. the company did great and never had a single qu
. without too many houses, houses never face. we should've invested in technology, manufacturing, education. we should've spent less and save more. we should've borrowed this from foreigners. the important thing people don't get, housing this consumption because people individually think they invested in the house. we can assume a house like another mobile. what they're really doing is over consuming. we had a massive overconsumption. it's analogous to eating the seed corn as analogous. protect millions of people headed to the the wrong thing. we talked and honda both houses to the mortgage bankers, presidential legal attorney. those millions of people try to learn how to do something it's productive in a global economy. in addition, construction which is their competitive. you try that manufacturing wages, which we did with this artificial construction boom in miniature of millions of manufacturing jobs overseas to places they can have china and initially people in india and china didn't know how to do the work while. for having a really difficult time getting those jobs back. they make a
education made it so that high school kids on the island had to move off the island to go to high school. no high schools on the island. so the island sort of depopulated between the two things, between kids having to go to school, a maine state regulation, and gasoline and steam engines. c-span: where did you go to grade school? >> guest: i went to grade school in topsham, maine, a really small, small town. c-span: there is a school on the island still? >> guest: there is, a one-room schoolhouse that's one of the few remaining one-room schoolhouses in the country and one of very few on these remote outposts of islands. kindergarten through 8th grade, i think there will be six students in the school this year. c-span: and why didn't you go there? >> guest: well, i was a summer kid growing up. my father worked at bath iron works. it's a ship-building company in bath, maine. so you know, dad's going to work. we're going off and going to school. c-span: did you go off the island every day to go to school? >> guest: no, we... c-span: or did you live... >> guest: we lived off-island. i was re
. they want educational opportunities for their children. throughout the world, traditional society from modern society, there are things that they wanted the traditional society should be free to make their own choices rather than be grabbed into the modern world against their will, notably by being exterminated, driven off the land, concord and etc. in a next question, over there? >> one thing that i noticed is that many grand parents raising their children. their children's children, excuse me. their grandchildren. my mother was 42 years old when she had a, which was almost an impossibly unfashionable age. i noted the same two things. the older the parent was, the grandparent was, i mean, in many instances, the children lined up almost with a generation of perspective alternatives. because of the grand parents. they grew up more racist. they grew up more superstitious. they grew up in a way that did not suit them for the generation they were entering. that is the one caution that i have when i look at what you are suggesting. >> sure. all of you parents of young children, you have to
successive generation of americans more choices, more options, more education, more opportunities. i think we are faced with the prospect today of the generation of my wife and my two teenage children having the real prospect of having a life not with as many opportunities. in fact, a lower standard of living. that has ever been in the united states. i don't want predict that, i don't project that. i think we're dangerously close to that. and so i cover a lot of different areas in the book. i have 15 chapters, i talk about, as stuart noted, energy, the environment, education, politics. i have two chapters on iraq. i don't think i could write a book about where i think we are in the world today without reflecting to some extempt on iraq because -- to some extented on iraq because it has been the center of gravity in this country for five years. regardless where you come down on iraq, right, left, somewhere in the middle is not the point. i couldn't write a book without talking about iraq. i have a chapter on the middle east, i have a chapter on afghanistan and on china, i talk about russia. in
mandated systems a formal education mean that children are taught at particular hours on particular days particular young , full-time professional teachers rather than being taught by all of the older adults as part of everyday life. finally, the slow pace of technological change in traditional society means that what someone learns as a child is still useful when that person as old, but the rapid pace of technological change today means that what we learn as children is no longer useful 60 years later, and we older people are not fluent in the technologies essential to survive in modern society. example, as a 15 year-old high-school student i was considered outstandingly good at multiplying 2-digit numbers because i had memorized the multiplication tables, and i know how to use logarithms an airport at manipulating a slight. today most location tables and logs and slide rules are utterly useless because today in the heat can multiplied eight digit numbers accurately and instantly with a pocket calculator. conversely, i command a 75 and incompetence and skills essentials for every day li
number of problems, poor education of how to adapt economically and a globally interdependent world. that could cause all kind of social dislocations in the united states. so i hope that's the great thing about it, that's one reason we should be so grateful to dr. king and not see him as a leader for black folks. we should see them as a leader for fairness and for dealing with the most troublesome problems we have by that message. if we do that we have a chance to address these problems before they become acute, before they become -- we have terrible social dislocations. so yes, i think these are very serious issues. i think the health of a democracy and the capacity people, it's no joke that we sit around and we said it would totally dysfunctional. and what i'm hoping is some of that comes out of culture. ever all local to sleep in a sense of cynicism about politics and don't see that politics start with you and me and what we're going to do and who we are going to talk to tomorrow, and how far we're going to reach to try figure how we ca can address any one of the serious problems
coming back from world war ii, going back to the farm and having an educated population that would have some political power. i am not suggesting this is a conspiracy by any means. this was simply people of social clubs, the circles they operated in, acting for their self-interest and for some of them, they thought this was the best thing for the country. these men represented disparate interests and for the most part they were technocrats. they viewed the world through this germans. some of them had grown up on farms and didn't if think much of the idea. their definition of reforming agriculture meant substituting capital for farm labour and replacing small farms with largely integrated ones that could supply the food company's with the ingredients they needed. so the ced and the business interests they represented lobbied against the new deal farm programs and they began to really successfully start chipping away at them in the 1915s during the eisenhower administration. in 1962 the ced published a report prepared by 50 influential business meters and 18 economists from leading univer
and education as had the sputnik launch in 1957. to a younger generation, sputnik is probably not as big a thing as it is to an older generation but that was pretty clever but most of his slogans, most of his abilities have not really caught on. another one he came up with, he was in washington and he said it is a strange construct but in august, this is the time when washington, things are hard to get done. nobody knows what that means but somehow is applicable. on that low note, i think i will see if you have any questions. yes, ma'am? >> i am surprised you didn't mention the president's we popularly thing, the most eloquent like ronald reagan and john f. kennedy. were they just good at regular words? >> john f. kennedy had wonderful phrases, the new frontier was is that they were more eloquent in the sense of their ability to give speeches. they didn't have -- wasn't that they created a term that was everlasting. some have interesting -- go to new frontier, truman had some nice ones. brought back an old american term, truman -- have all got stories. my favorite was truman was having trouble w
well-respected and educated scientists who had fled nazi and fascist europe and they were recruited. they were met at the station and driven into town, and they would have checked in at this store, which was supposed to look like just a regular tourist store in santa fe. it was operate bid a woman named dorothy mckin nonwho oppenheimer recite, and she processed their paper work and gave them instructions, and los alamos was guarded with a secure perimeter and they wouldn't be coming back to accept the that often but if they did come they were to use not their own names, make up a name, and not mention their name at all because they all spoke with thick european accent. so they managed to build the bomb and helped end the war earlier. but they definitely had an impact on santa fe. there were rumors about spies, and secrets being traded to the russians, and we know now that was done here in santa fe. another book that is very close to my heart, i want to toll you -- tell you about, it's an older book but it is nonfiction. the house at the bridge written by peggy church. it is a more i
themselves by educating and taking care of their own. they started committee turned what started out to be a refugee camp into the home building houses and schools with wooden two-story duplex homes built, housing multiple families. there were also homes to set up for the old who couldn't care for themselves. they also build schools which taught them a trade so they could become carpenters, shoemakers they also gave back to the village making clothes and shoes for the vultures -- villagers. why isn't freedman's village still there today? there's an answer. in december, 1882, the family won a lawsuit brought against the united states, they brought to the united states supreme court regarding arlington house. the five to four ruling stated that arlington house had been confiscated without due process. the next year, congress purchased the property for $150,000. arlington house officially became government property and friedman's village was finished. on december 7, 1887, the people in the village were given 90 days to leave. they received $75,000 to split among themselves and its compe
to educate others about policies to persuade them to go along omar for the latest political and social gossett. and get news the world. remember there was no 24 hour news cycle in those days and private reports about plague us were often the best source of what was going on in the soviet union. his guests came from all walks of life although during the board they were the military politicians, british and american amateur show thought he could tolerate it, he once in a while how to dine at goal. but there is always a purpose to the dinners, to advance his country centuries to explain, to learn, exchange information. it is the conversation that mattered, setting the table method with a stage at which he could best perform. here's just two examples but important purposes and outcomes. white house in december 1941, more about this later, and the second important dinner and a 242 and churchill after several long, grueling and dangerous place to avoid german fighters in the air flew to moscow to meet someone for the first time. churchill had to bring a message to repeat a second front in 19
on your life span is your education. what's interesting about what we have done in health care with 18% of the gdp we have nothing left or any other social priority of which are likely to drive greater improvement on health. i am appreciative of the health care that i get about systemically this is bankrupting us and exposing us to a variety of problems that are extreme. >> as a reminder we are on c-span's if you can give your name and affiliation to get to as many questions as possible. >> in my simplistic way what is your solution in your wonderful speech sounds like an argument for more consumer driven health care but i hear you are a single-payer guy. >> any combination of extreme left and right. i like extremes. i think we need national health insurance but it has to be defined as catastrophic, and i think interestingly what has to happen over time we need to make it narrow rather than broad to expand the mandate. we can't switch to that system today i don't believe without giving everybody the security that their house is burning down would actually be covered. at the same time,
of that society and they were businessmen, very successful farmers. they were people who had high education. from the various things that they saw working, starting with the things that they thought didn't work in coming up with creative solutions for the issue that they saw with other systems. more people are voting now than they have in the past year. citizens forget that it is their obligation not to let the country just happened. to create the country they want. that is why i tell people when they ask me, how do you feel about immigration laws. how do you feel about the second amendment? i get all of these questions because i generally have patience, but i still consider it. i don't want people to believe that i've made up my mind. because i haven't yet. if i express an opinion, that is what they will believe. but having said that, what i often say to them is why are you asking me in a why aren't you asking yourself and that is what this country is founded on. people actually getting up and starting work to change a country and create a new one. so i am not suggesting that exactly, but i am e
be catastrophic. i don't care whether you talk about the environment, the economy, education, health, our prison system, our justice system, and on and on. we have a large number -- the energy -- non-governmental organizations, the public interest movement is wide and diverse that didn't exist very much 50 years ago. what it doesn't have is a cohesive sense that working on related problems that ought to create a sense of movement and some sort of sense that we're indebted to the history, if our history were more accurate so, you know, i think that history is about the future, and that the future is -- if the future is dangerous, then it will be less dangerous and more hopeful the better sense we have of our history, but, you know, i'm a his historian. you can expect me to say that. i'm trying to put it in a different way. yes, ma'am? >> i also want to thank you for the wonderful work you're doing. i have grandchildren i want to share it with. my question is about another age group. as i look around this room i see a number of white males of a certain age who lived through much of the times that
and educated scientists have fled and recruited to work on this project. so they trained out here. they were met at the station and driven into town. they would've checked in at this store, which was supposed to look like just a regular to restore and santa fe. it is operated by a woman named dorothy indicated that oppenheimer had recruited and she processed their papers and gave them instructions to go to los alamos, which was started with a secure perimeter, but they would be coming back to santa fe that often. if they did come, they were to use not the road names, make up some kind of the name cannot say much at all because they all spoke with accents. they managed to build the bomb and helped end the war earlier. but they definitely had an impact on santa fe. there are rumors about spies, secrets being traded to the russians that we know now that was done here in santa fe. another book very close to my heart i want to tell you about, an older book and it too is nonfiction. written by peggy con church, a more important book in terms of taking him lots of aspects of new mexico's history an
span now is your education. what is interesting about what we have done in health care spending 18% of our gdp on health care we have nothing left for any of their priority all of which are likely to drive the improvements. i'm not putting down the box. i am appreciative of the health care that i get, but systemically this is bankrupting us and exposing us to a variety of problems that are really extreme to the estimate as a reminder we are on c-span's if you can give your name and affiliation and keep it brief so we can get to as many questions as possible. >> what is your solution? in your wonderful speech it sounds like it is an argument for more consumer driven health care. i hear that you are a single-payer. >> i'm a combination of extreme left and extreme right. i think we need national health insurance but i think it has to be defined as catastrophic and i think interestingly what has to happen over time, we need to make it narrow rather than broad and do the opposite of what the government do which is expand the mandate. we cannot switch to that system today i don't believe
have the literary arts, the performing arts, the educational value and the city cultural outreach all in one volume. form an allegiance to it. if you don't like what they carry, tell them. a lot of what we order comes from suggestions from our customers. i wish you had this book, i wish you had that book. and we'll get it for them. and very often we'll get another copy for the store, and very often that will sell brick quickly. so go to your local store whatever you're trying to buy. see what they have, talk to the people. these are your maybe the neighbors. -- these are your neighbors. >> for more information on booktv's recent visit to santa fe, new mexico, go to >>> and now, general stanley mcchrystal discusses his memoir, "my share of the task." in the book the former commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan recounts the major turning points in his 34-year military career which ended in 2010. this is about an hour. [applause] >> well, thank you very much. thanks for coming out. i think this is a wonderful opportunity. the gentleman sitting next to me is kin
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